Attention Paid to Intelligent Software Agents Lab
Rescue US Open, Atlanta, Ga., May 7-10, 2005 --At
the RoboCup Rescue US Open, the Carnegie Mellon University
and The University Pittsburgh Team RAPTOR won 1st place
in the Advanced Mobility class, 1st place in the Advanced
Autonomy class and 3rd place in the RoboRescue League.
RAPTOR was the only team to enter robots in every round
of the competition. The RAPTOR team fielded three
robots, a Pioneer, a PER and a Tarantula, that coordinated
to search and find victims in 3 arenas of increasing difficulty.
Congratulations to Mary Koes, Anton Chechetka, and Robin
Glinton. The team is advised by Mike Lewis (U. of Pitt),
Illah Nourbakhsh (CMU), Katia Sycara (CMU). The research,
sponsored by an NSF ITR, aims at developing effective
schemes for coordinating multi-agent teams of heterogeneous
robots, software agents and people in disaster response.
rubble field tests search and rescue robots, by Byron
Spice, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Science Editor.
Nourbakhsh and his CMU colleague Katia Sycara, along with
Michael Weiss, an information technology scientist at
the University of Pittsburgh, have received a $1.4 million,
four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to
examine how robots, humans and intelligent agents can
best work together.
by John Geirland, in TheFeature, Dec 11, 2002. "Meanwhile,
university and corporate research labs are quietly developing
infrastructure for a new generation of wireless agents.
The Intelligent Software Agents Group at Carnegie Mellon
University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has developed a
domain-independent toolkit for agent development called
RETSINA (as in the Greek wine). Research professor Katia
Sycara and her colleagues are building agents they hope
will keep your car safely on the road and your social
life securely on track."
fears focus of national security forum, by Michael
Yeomans, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 10,
2002. One technology displayed was a new software program
from the CMU Robotics Institute designed to trip up cyber-terrorists
who attempt to shut down computer networks through so-called
"denial-of-service" attacks by changing Internet addresses
on the fly when an attack is detected. "We move the victim
out of harms way," said Joseph Giampapa of the Robotics
Institute. "It's a cat-and-mouse game."
asks for corporate help in national security, by Charles
Sheehan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday, October 9, 2002.
Business security needed, By
Chris Osher Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Wednesday,
October 9, 2002.
True Meaning of Service," by Kendall Grant Clark,
"The idea is that high-level ontologies of web resources
can be very useful things and, here's the kicker, web
services are just a kind of web resource. Web services
are resources that, as The DAML Services Coalition puts
it, "allow one to effect some action or change in the
world, such as the sale of a product or the control of
a physical device" ("DAML-S: Semantic Markup For Web Services").
Super Agents," by Barbara Gengler, in TECHNews,
Volume 4, Issue 344: Friday, May 3, 2002.
Smartest Agents Will Learn to Be Team Players, by
Christopher Locke, in Red Herring, January 9, 2002.
Push the Boundaries of Science and Engineering, by
Lee Bruno, in Red Herring, January 10, 2002.
Latest foot soldier in the war on terror, by JIM KRANE,
AP Technology Writer, USA Today October 1, 2001.
Tests Software Agents For Quick Intelligence (AP),
The Washington Times, October 1,
plumbs the murkiest depths (AP), The San Francisco
speeds battle strikes: Robot 'agents' can analyze, report
target data faster than humans (AP), South Bend Tribune,
October 1, 2001.
Robots May Aid Military by Jim Krane, Associated Press,
in The Salt Lake Tribune, October 1, 2001.
superhuman loads of spy data flow in, software 'agents'
sort it out (AP) Go.Memphis.com, October 1, 2001.
rapidly sort mountains of information (AP), KnoxNews.com
September 30, 2001.
Robots May 'See' Threats Sooner (AP) CNN.com, Sci/Tech,
September 29, 2001.
robot spies augment work of real ones (AP), Detroit
News, September 29, 2001.
Help Identify Military Targets (AP), The Online Ledger,
September, 29, 2001.
/ Jim Krane: 'Intelligent' spy software could upgrade
military (AP), The Eugene Oregon Register-Guard,
October 2, 2001.
tests ‘smart’ software Robot ‘agents’ augment human surveillance
of mobile targets (AP), Bangor Daily News, September
military uses computer robots to gather intelligence (AP),
FresnoBee, September 28, 2001.
US military uses computer robots to gather intelligence
The Nando Times, September 28, 2001.
Robots Help Military in Fight Against Terrorism? (AP)
Northwest Netwatch, September 28, 2001.
Agenten gegen die Infoflut, (Smart Agents Swim Against
the Info-Stream) in Focus, October 15, 2001.
agents can guide officials in complex crises, by Byron
Spice, Science Editor, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
Sunday, September 30, 2001.
Robots Gather Intelligence Updated: Fri, Sep 28 2:15 PM
EDT By JIM KRANE, AP Technology Writer.
Robotics Institute developing communication tools for
cars that can warn of traffic jams and map out alternative
routes, by Stephanie Franken, in The Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette, Sunday, May 27, 2001.
Develops Software Agents to Work the Web,
in Pittsburgh TEQ, May 2001.
Agents: From Laboratory Curiosity to Practical Application,"
by Jon Sidener, The Arizonza Republic, March 3,
essencial" in TCInet, February 21, 2001.
bots give Santa online assistance,"
by Charles E. Ramirez, in The Detroit News, "e/Tech"
section, December 4, 2000.
Report: "Smart Manufacturing: Agents of Change on
the Factory Floor," by John Carey, in Business
Week, August 7, 2000.
by Bill Richards, in eCompany Now, November
calendar of upcoming agent conferences and RETSINA demos: